We found 19 providers matching spinal fusion and who accept Cigna Bronze EPO near Addison, TX.

Dr. Richard Alan Hostin Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Hostin works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon in Plano, TX and Fort Worth, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Dr. Hostin performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Clinical interests for Dr. Hostin include lumbar laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and artificial disc replacement. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hostin is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Baylor Scoliosis Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Lumbar Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Xavier Loyola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola practices neurosurgery and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Loyola's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Loyola include spinal pain, bulging disc, and herniated disc. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loyola takes. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, Dr. Loyola speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Spinal Pain, Complex Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Allen Guess Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. James Guess works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Guess's areas of expertise include back injuries, spinal decompression, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Cervical Artificial Disc ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Mawusi Jones-Quaidoo, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7557 Rambler Road; Suite 730
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sean Jones-Quaidoo is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: back injuries, spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jones-Quaidoo completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Carter Callewart, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 Dallas Parkway; Suite 420
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Craig Callewart is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Callewart honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Callewart studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $2,607 - $7,890
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,322 - $1,631
Dr. Stephen P Courtney, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5228 West Plano Parkway
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Courtney is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His areas of expertise include the following: back injuries, spinal fusion, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Courtney's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Courtney speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Chronic Back Pain, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $4,734 - $8,178
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $812 - $1,750

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9101 Lbj Freeway; Suite 710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Myles, who practices in Dallas, TX, Hurst, TX, and Grapevine, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Myles include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $2,951 - $3,052
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $504 - $1,298
Dr. Andrew Eunkoo Park, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Park is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Park graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Park include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Park is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 64
  • Charge (avg.): $6,535 - $7,898
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $669 - $1,526
Dr. Michael Scott Turner, MD, PhD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4323 North Josey Lane; Suite 202
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Michael Turner practices spine surgery and neurosurgery in Frisco, TX, Carrollton, TX, and Lewisville, TX. Dr. Turner's areas of expertise include the following: back injuries, cervical (neck) spine problems, and bulging disc. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turner takes. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Turner is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Turner is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $8,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,629
Dr. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: meningioma, bone spurs, and spine reconstruction. Dr. Dennis accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Dennis attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Stenosis, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cameron Noble Carmody, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Cameron Carmody is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. His clinical interests include laminectomy, back injuries, and spinal decompression. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Carmody attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carmody accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Francis OBrien, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Other, Pediatric Spine Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Michael O'Brien practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric spine surgery. His areas of expertise include spondylolisthesis surgery, cervical laminectomy, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Dr. O'Brien's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Brien graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Spondylolisthesis Surgery, Cervical Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Spine Surgery
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Baylor Medical Pavillian 11 Suite 6
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Devesh Ramnath is a specialist in orthopedic trauma, spine surgery, and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Ramnath's areas of expertise include lumbar laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and artificial disc replacement. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Ramnath is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac ... (Read more)

Dr. Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Spine Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ioannis Avramis' specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric spine surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Avramis include back injuries, leg pain, and lumbar laminectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Avramis accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Avramis attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, thoracic fusion

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kendall Edward Carll II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Kendall Carll's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Dallas, TX, Addison, TX, and Frisco, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carll include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Carll include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Carll is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $7,898
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,310
Dr. Christopher Don Allmon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4031 W Plano Parkway; Suite 100
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Allmon specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Plano, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Frisco, TX. Dr. Allmon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Latin. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee arthritis, heel surgery, and wrist fracture. Dr. Allmon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Dr. Allmon graduated from Harvard Medical School. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Heel Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Radiculopathy, Bursitis, Elbow ... (Read more)

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What is Spinal Fusion?

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure to permanently join together two or more vertebrae, the bones in the spine. Certain spinal disorders can lead to instability and pain, and the idea behind spinal fusion is that fusing vertebrae together can both make them stronger and reduce motion, which can sometimes reduce pain.

There are several different types of spinal fusion surgery available, mostly depending on where your pain is located and whether your surgeon will perform the procedure through the back, front, or side. In general, a fusion is performed by packing the vertebrae to be fused with grafted bone. This bone may be taken from the patient’s hip, may be donated from a cadaver, or it may be a manufactured synthetic material. The bone is placed along the vertebrae, and sometimes, the disc that lies in between the vertebrae is removed and replaced with grafted bone. The bone material will grow and cement the two vertebrae together. After the bone graft is placed, the vertebrae are sometimes held in place with rods, screws, plates, or cages, depending on the weakness of the spine and needs of the graft.

Spinal fusion is a significant surgery and can take three to four hours or more. Recovery is typically two to four days in the hospital. After surgery, it is important to remember that the fusion takes time to grow from the bone graft. So, the actual fusion is not complete for several months. You will probably feel somewhat better right away, but it may take a while to feel the full effects of the fusion as the bone grows into place. In the meantime, your doctor might have you wear a brace to protect your spine and keep it properly aligned.

Spinal fusion is not used for all kinds of back pain. Changing the way the spine moves can lead to strain on the other joints in the back, and fusion is only performed when the benefits outweigh the risks. Some spine disorders that are treated with fusion include:
  • Curvature disorders, such as scoliosis and kyphosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis, a disorder that causes vertebrae to slip over each other
  • Significant spinal fractures that cause instability
  • Weakened spine due to infection or tumor
  • Some cases of spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column
  • Chronic lower back pain (although the use of fusion to treat this is controversial)

Regardless of the diagnosis, there is always a possibility of ‘failure’ with spinal fusion, or of the surgery not fully solving the pain. This is more likely when fusion is used primarily to treat pain instead of structural problems. You can improve your chances of a successful outcome by stopping smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, moving your body every day, and following your doctor’s instructions for any physical therapy you are prescribed.
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